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Garth Vaughan, MD, CM, FRCSC
-Marine, Landscape, Figure, Portrait
-The Puck Starts Here - 1996
- Tommy’s New Block Skates 2004
- Historic Windsor - 2006
- The Gist of Obstetrics - 1957
- Farm Tales by Edith Mosher - 1976
- Smoke Over Grand Pre’- 1983

Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia in 1928, Garth Vaughan cartooned for high school and college newspapers and worked his way through Acadia University and Dalhousie Medical School as a sign painter. As a medical student, he illustrated a textbook for Dr. H. B. Atlee entitled The Gist of Obstetrics. Through a thirty year career as a general surgeon in his home town, he also pursued an active career in art as he photographed, drew and painted pictures of the farms, covered bridges and birds in the Annapolis Valley as well as marine scenery at Nova Scotia’s Fishing Communities, Tancook Island, Ironbound Island, Cape Breton Island and Scotland, all of which are dear to him. In 1967 he illustrated a book for a Nova Scotia author Edith Mosher entitled Farm Tales - Lancelot Press. In 1983 he illustrated a children’s history book written by local authors Marion Davison and Audrey Marsh entitled Smoke Over Grand Pre - Breakwater, NL. He has won local and national awards with his paintings and is represented in many private collections. Well known for his community volunteer work over the years, Garth’s donated paintings have earned thousands of dollars for deserving organizations and community projects.
As well as his abiding interest in art, Garth has been fascinated with Ice Hockey since childhood. Following retirement from his medical and surgical career in 1990, for five years he researched the origin of Ice Hockey and then wrote a book, The Puck Starts Here, - Gooselane Editions, Fredericton, NB, which chronicles the origin of the world’s fastest and most exciting game, in his home town of Windsor, Nova Scotia. The book became a ‘national best seller’ and led to the creation of a museum dedicated to the origin of Ice Hockey. Popular with visitors from all over the world, the Windsor Hockey Heritage Centre led Garth and daughter Holly Hammett Vaughan to the creation of a web site which now attracts over 300,000 internet visitors annually. In 1996, the NHL invited Garth to write Chapter One of The Official Encyclopedia of the National Hockey League - Total Hockey.
In 2004 Garth wrote a children’s book entitled Tommy’s New Block Skates- Nimbus Publishing, followed in 2006 by a history of his home town, Historic Windsor - Nimbus Pub.
In 2006, Garth and his multi-talented wife Lauren Dougall Vaughan, moved to Lauren’s ancestral MacIvor family farm at South Cove, Cape Breton, where they each have art studios. As well as watercolor and pastel artist of animals and landscapes, Lauren is also a well known Nova Scotia Potter. Lauren’s internet blog concerns their combined life activities as well as history of the family farm.

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Garth & Lauren Vaughan
351 Birch Point Road,
Little Narrows
B0E 1T0

Phone :: 902-756-3531
Fax :: 902-756-2187

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